Highway Equipment Operator - Grade 07

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 41 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Highway Equipment Operator
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Highway Equipment Operator 07 $37,121 $45,864

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Job Duties

Highway Equipment Operator
•    Operates heavy dump trucks to transport paving material to paving operations.
•    Operates mud jacks to pump lime and cement slurry mixture under settled concrete slabs to restore them to their original line.
•    Operates maintainer to push ridges of dirt from under side guard rails out onto the slope side of the road.
•    Operates heavy dump trucks with plow, wing and spreader attachments to simultaneously plow snow and control ice.
•    Operates eductor truck to remove dirt and debris from catch basins and drop inlets.
•    Checks fluid levels, tire pressure, safety devices and control mechanisms of machines prior to operation.
•    Starts, stops, steers and controls machine in a safe, efficient and effective manner to perform assigned tasks.
•    Monitors gauges and fluid levels of machine during operation.
•    Maintains daily record of work performed and materials used.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have one year of experience in the operation of tractors or other self-propelled equipment and possession of a valid New York State driver’s license appropriate for the type of vehicle operated.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Mobility Options

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For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

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